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Positive Congressional Reactions – Innovative Housing Showcase, HUD, MHEC, MHI, and Other Insights

June 7th, 2019 Comments off
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Still from video, posted further below.

By presidential proclamation and custom, June is National Home Ownership Month.  So it was fitting to set the dates for the Innovative Housing Showcase at the first of June.

 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) media relations (“Office of Public Affairs”) provided the following to the Daily Business News on MHProNews on 6.4.2019.

The first-of-its-kind Innovative Housing Showcase is underway on the National Mall in Washington! In the first three days of this unprecedented event on “America’s front yard,’ thousands of people saw for themselves some of the innovative building technologies that are designed to address some of the serious housing challenges confronting the nation. Secretary Carson and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue were among a host of senior-level officials who addressed the assembled audience about how the federal government is helping to drive some of the innovations on display during the event. And two more days still to come!

On several levels, the event was certainly a positive for manufactured housing, tiny houses, container, and other types of prefab structures.  It was also good for the installation technologies that compliment them. More on that, further below, including new videos that give a feel for the reactions of those who saw manufactured homes, often for the first time. 

As HUD press release reminded readers, the Innovative Housing Showcase was set in the context of June as National Home Ownership  month.  Both HUD and the White House provided the following.

 

Proclamation on National Homeownership Month, 2019

 ECONOMY & JOBS

 Issued on: May 31, 2019

During National Homeownership Month, we acknowledge the benefits of sustainable homeownership.  Homeownership continues to be an important option for many Americans to invest in their communities, build wealth, and achieve the American Dream.

My Administration’s economic policies have helped spur a booming economy, in which nearly 6 million new jobs have been created and wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade.  We have slashed more than 30,000 pages of job-killing regulations from the rule book that had been constraining economic growth, and my Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has put more money into the pockets of American workers.  These successes have led to more opportunities for Americans to become homeowners, and we are committed to building on them by continuing to work with State and local governments to remove burdensome and unnecessary regulations that restrict development and artificially raise housing costs.

To offer the opportunity for more sustainable homeownership to a greater number of Americans, we must also reform our Nation’s housing finance system.  Earlier this year, I signed a Presidential Memorandum instructing the Secretaries of the Treasury and Housing and Urban Development to construct a plan on reforming the housing finance system to promote competition in the housing finance market that will also preserve the 30 year, fixed-rate mortgage for qualified homebuyers.  These reforms are critical to improving access to sustainable mortgages and to maintaining responsible support for homeownership and for building wealth.

This month, we reaffirm our commitment to empowering more Americans with the opportunity to take the important step of becoming homeowners.  By keeping taxes low, continuing to remove burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and making much-needed reforms to the housing finance system, we will open doors to sustainable homeownership to more Americans and their families.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2019 as National Homeownership Month.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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Still from Innovative Housing Showcase presentation, courtesy of HUD to MHProNews.

 

Part of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) release on the topic said the following: “Thousands visited three manufactured homes displayed on the National Mall this week. Among them were Members of Congress who walked from meetings and votes on Capitol Hill to learn more about the quality and attainability of today’s manufactured homes.

Attendees indicated that the presentations in the tent on the National Mall were well attended, as this stills above and further below from HUD also attests.

Sources told MHProNews that Adventure Homes, which initially was going to participate, in the end did not place a model on display.  Skyline Champion had two multi-sectional homes on display. Cavco Industries provided the single-sectional. Indications are that roughly a thousand people walked through a manufactured home on a given day.

Among those who did so was Secretary Carson himself, as well as Congressional representatives as the video posted below attests.  The video was well done, reflecting members of both major political parties.  The reactions are clearly positive, some are even enthusiastic. 

 

 

As MHProNews reported earlier this week, the response by the public to an interview with Secretary Carson ‘talking up’ manufactured homes was overall positive. See that report in the link below.

 

Public Reactions to HUD Secretary Carson’s “Innovations in Housing” Promoting Manufactured Homes

 

Reality Checks

That said, the manufactured home industry is in its eighth consecutive month of year-over-year declines in production during an affordable housing crisis. Yes, steps like this one led by Secretary Carson are useful.  But per our sources, it was producers that took the lead to get manufactured homes on the display.  MHI pivoted their fly-in schedule to meet that change. So the credit goes largely to those individual producers. 

Conspicuously absent in the display on the National Mall this week was Clayton Homes.  Sources tell MHProNews that they had representatives there, but no manufactured homes by that firm were on display.

It must be kept in mind that ‘the big boss’ over Clayton Homes President and CEO Kevin Clayton is Warren Buffett. As MHProNews and MHLivingNews has documented, Buffett’s money has flowed to nonprofit groups that in turn have publicly attacked firms in manufactured housing, often other MHI members. That was most notable in the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver viral attack, errantly dubbed “Mobile Homes.”

One must also be mindful that it was early April that Olver’s video, which topped 6 million views on YouTube. Does any objective manufactured home professional think that helped industry shipments that month, or since? 

 

 

While hundreds have watched the well-done MHI video above that reflects positive federal reactions to manufactured homes, another video viciously mocking and attacking HUD Secretary Carson has had over 1.6 million views since May 26, 2019. Let’s note that posting this below is not to be construed as endorsing it, quite the opposite is true.  But in order for the industry’s professionals, investors, and public advocates to grasp the realities and challenges that the industry – and Secretary Carson – faces, a complete picture must be painted. 

 

 

That video above, as well as other media-launched slurs aimed against him, utilize what Dr. Carson correctly identified as Saul Alinsky tactics.

 

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The industry’s professionals, supporters and advocates must objectively grapple with what it is up against. For whatever motives one may wish to ascribe, Buffett’s bucks – via so-called dark money channels – has been documented to being used to attacking manufactured housing.  This has been going on for some years that MHProNews has documented to date.

 

Prosperity Now, Nonprofits Sustain John Oliver’s “Mobile Homes” Video in Their Reports

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Still from Innovative Housing Showcase presentation, courtesy of HUD to MHProNews.

 

A Positive Event Set in a Difficult Reality

It is natural to feel good about a noble effort by two HUD Code manufactured home producers.  We’ve said previously, and say again, we applaud those builders for their participation in this National Mall display.

But aren’t those efforts being undermined by their association’s biggest member’s biggest boss?  While MHI claims to be working to reduce regulations, Warren Buffett has consistently supported candidates that push for more regulations.  That’s not speculation, that’s reality.  Without dealing with those realities, the industry could be locked in low gear for years to come, until Buffett and his brands believe they’ve achieved sufficient mass to dominating a critical part of the national needs for affordable housing.

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Affordable Housing, Obscuring the Truth, Innovations in Housing, and Manufactured Homes

 

The first video branded by MHI posted above had 566 views as of about 8:25 AM ET on 6.7.2019. By contrast, there are over 1.6 million views of the video mocking Secretary Carson, whom this publication has since his nomination and continues to editorially support. That’s just one of several such assaults on the good doctor. Those attacks on our industry, at least in some cases, have Warren Buffett’s donor fingerprints on them. We noted that the disruption last year by MHAction of Secretary Carson’s address to MHI was by the same group – MHAction – that Buffett funded that undergirded the John Oliver hit video.

Until that clear conflict of interest – the elephant in the room, ‘big boy’ member of MHI seemingly trying to tamp down manufactured housing’s image, and thus sales and production, with the apparent objective of consolidating more of the industry – the rest of the industry can do whatever. 

But the numbers speak loudly.

Secretary Carson is doing is part, no doubt.  He’s doing so with national networks, as well as with this Innovative Housing Showcase, and more.  There is no HUD Secretary of either party that in the last 2 decades has done more promotion of manufactured homes than Secretary Carson has. 

 

 

Thus we see that there are individual member-companies of the industry, including some in MHI, that are arguably trying to promote the industry.

 

 

But that quality video above has had 176 views on 6.7.2019 as of about 8:30 AM ET.  Rephrased, the attack videos are dwarfing the positive videos. And those attacks are purportedly coming in several instances from groups that Buffett’s bucks have been documented to have funded. 

 

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The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) argued in a detailed study released in 2017 that the industry needs a new post-production body. They’ve done so numerous times before and since.

 

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Federal investigations of Clayton Homes are already underway, as the video below reminds us.  HUD and other agencies are involved in those investigations.

 

 

Perhaps concerns like those alleged above, and others that Democratic law makers are raising against Clayton and their affiliated manufactured home lenders need to be publicly elevated by having Congress call Mr. Buffett, Kevin Clayton, Tim Williams at 21st Mortgage Corp, and others in to see if they are still behaving in ways that are harming the acceptance of manufactured housing.  One must not forget the documents and video evidence linked here that antitrust experts say is compelling.

How long will the industry accept the “Illusion of Motion” when the clear reality is that manufactured housing should be roaring? Instead, manufactured homes are now into 8 straight months of a decline. That doesn’t happen by accident, during an affordable housing crisis.  There are logical reasons why this downturn is occurring. If the industry’s members allow a few positive sound bites to obscure the reality of the data, then too many will be surprised by what may follow. 

Time will tell if MHI does a better job of promoting these positive videos with the public-at-large after this useful and positive event than was arguably done before the Innovative Housing Showcase.  The acid test is will MHI truly promote what Secretary Carson has teed up?  Will they do so in a fashion that will spark sales growth?  Will Buffett continue to undermine an industry that is smaller today than the year he entered the business?

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U.S.-Mexico, Tariffs, and Border Crisis Talks, plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

June 6th, 2019 Comments off

CNNmone6.6.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsThe markets rallied on word that a deal may be close to done between the U.S. and Mexico on the issue of controlling the flow of illegal immigrants through their country that are coming to the United States.  Vice President Mike Pence said in the last hour that there’s progress, but no deal.  For those unexcited about the notion of a tariffs tiff between the U.S. and Mexico, on a day that the markets rallied, this evening’s report is for you.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

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Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

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Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • Relief from robocalls
  • Carriers can now block the unwanted calls by default for everyone. But it may come at a price
  • LIVE UPDATES Stocks close higher, Dow logs fourth day of gains
  • Who’s hungry? These 10 food and drink stocks hit a record high today
  • Fiat Chrysler lost Renault. It needs to find another partner fast
  • Worried about an economic slowdown? Keep an eye on these indicators
  • This ETF promises to protect your money from the trade war
  • Wall Street is clamoring for rate cuts. Banks not so much
  • Huawei wariness is helping this American company
  • Spotify strikes deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce exclusive podcasts
  • Vox Media websites go dark as hundreds of employees stage walkout to demand union deal
  • Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins mocks Trump’s knowledge of Mars
  • This startup brings birth control to your doorstep, with or without insurance
  • College grads earn $30,000 a year more than people with just a high school degree
  • The 2019 stock market is starting to feel like the 2008 stock market
  • Starbucks will open its first store in Provo, Utah, near coffee-free BYU campus
  • Walmart is getting rid of its blue vests. Here’s what the new ones look like
  • America’s minimum wage is ‘too low,’ Walmart CEO says
  • Its new plan to recruit high school students
  • The trade war comes to Walmart, Target and Macy’s
  • Walmart says it will raise prices because of tariffs
  • FAST FOOD ON THE MOVE
  • Jamba Juice drops ‘juice’ from its name
  • Can anything stop Chipotle?
  • Taco Bell will open 600 restaurants in India
  • KFC is looking into plant-based chicken alternatives
  • Dunkin’s latest breakfast creation turns up heat on McDonald’s

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  • FCC empowers telecom firms to automatically enroll customers in call blocking services
  • US weekly jobless claims unchanged, point to labor market strength
  • IMF bullish on US economy, but warns of trade war wildcard
  • Warriors part owner Mark Stevens banned from NBA games after shoving Kyle Lowry
  • AOC says Americans’ right to a home trumps workers’ ‘privilege’ to earn profit
  • Tennessee moonshine maker concocts high-proof liquor, battles consumer demand
  • The magic ingredient in Impossible Foods meatless burgers sparks feeding frenzy
  • Top 10 states with the cheapest gas prices
  • Used cars being bought more than new ones, study shows
  • Freddie Mac reports dip in long-term mortgage rates, says 30-year average hit ‘lowest level’ since 2017
  • New York seizes 46 ice cream trucks in sting dubbed ‘Operation Meltdown’
  • AOC, Warren closer to goal of IRS doing your taxes for you
  • Billionaire John Paul DeJoria buys McDonald’s campus in Illinois
  • Trump threatens China with tariffs on another $300B of goods
  • Callaway robot improves golf swing, helps pros win 18 tournaments
  • Wealthy Illinois residents could see taxes spike
  • Steve Moore floats Art Laffer as Trump’s next top economist
  • ‘Bar Rescue’ star Jon Taffer: The restaurant of the future won’t have chefs cooking
  • Walmart adds more than 120 electric vehicle charging stations to US stores
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers co-founds $50M venture capital fund
  • Tom Brady calls ‘Tom Terrific’ trademark backlash ‘unfortunate,’ has no plans to sell gear
  • May jobs report released on Friday: What you should expect

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This left-of-center CBS News video from earlier today sets the stage for the topic.

 

 

As noted, the talks adjourned, but per CNBC, they should be resuming soon, if not already tonight.

·        Talks between U.S. and Mexican officials, which began Wednesday and resumed earlier Thursday, were poised to continue at 5:30 p.m. ET at the State Department, according to a key Mexican government negotiator.

·        Ambassador Martha Barcena said that the Mexican delegation “explained to [the U.S.] all the enforcement measures that Mexico is taking” to address immigration issues.

·        But the talks aren’t over yet, Barcena said: “We are still talking about all the legal aspects of the cooperation that we are having on migration.”

Smart money says that there will be a deal soon, but it may or may not be by the Monday deadline set by President Trump.  The smart money also bets that the Mexican government will step up and act in an effort to please the Trump Administration so as to avoid impacting their own economy. Stay tuned.

What is certain is that there is danger, death, and drugs crossing into the U.S. Migrants are among those being harmed.  As someone who came to the U.S. legally, its unjust and dangerous to let people not vetted walk into the country. 

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Manufactured Housing Professionals, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Must Promote These Two Words

June 6th, 2019 Comments off

 

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There are times that simplicity is useful. Consider these facts.

 

·        There is an affordable housing crisis.

·        HUD Secretary Ben Carson and thousands of others say that local zoning and placement (barrier) issues are harming the nation.

·        Conventional builders (National Association of Home Builders, factory builders, others) say that zoning, regulatory, and placement issues are harming the nation and affordable housing.

·        But the simple application of two words that are already law could solve much of this almost immediately.

 

What are those two almost magical words?

Enhanced preemption.

Under the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, there is a provision that ‘enhanced’ federal preemption. That provision has been used on occasion, but not routinely.

If HUD Secretary Ben Carson ordered the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) to fully implement enhanced preemption on HUD Code manufactured housing, local barriers that so complicate the issue of manufactured housing could melt away.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is already behind this concept.

The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) was part of the coalition that made enhanced preemption part of federal law.

 

 

There are state association executives that already know about this provision of the current manufactured housing law, believe in it, and want to put that provision to work.

There are HUD Code producers that of course know about enhanced preemption.

Implementing those Two Words = Enhanced Preemption = under the MHIA of 2000 could change the fortunes of potentially millions of Americans over time.  It would boom the production side of the industry.  Others could enter the industry and tap into the millions of affordable housing opportunities that those two words would unlock.

 

 

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FHFA’s Mark Calabria, Ph.D., Address at HUD, NAHB’s Innovative Housing Showcase

June 6th, 2019 Comments off

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The Daily Business News on MHProNews recently spotlighted the video interview with Mark A. Calabria, Ph.D., the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

 

That report with a video interview with him is linked below.

 

Dr. Mark Calabria, FHFA Director Interview, Front Lines of GSE Reform, Manufactured Housing Impacts Ahead

 

As the director of the FHFA, Dr. Calabria has an opportunity to help shape how the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac implement the Duty to Serve (DTS) manufactured housing, and other underserved markets. He’s known as a critic, as the above linked report makes clear, and is now has the opportunity to impact change. 

While the comments below don’t specify manufactured homes, it was delivered in the context of the same event that HUD Secretary Ben Carson actively participated and promoted, which included 3 HUD Code manufactured homes.  More on that in the related reports, below.

To help read the tea leaves for what might be ahead at FHFA, here are the unedited comments by FHFA Director Calabria, per their media release to the Daily Business News on MHProNews.  There are some similar themes between Director Calabria’s and Secretary Carson’s observations about the importance of addressing the supply side of the housing equation, among other points.

 

Prepared Remarks of Dr. Mark A. Calabria, Director of FHFA, at HUD and NAHB’s Innovative Housing Showcase

6/3/2019

​​Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

Dr. Mark A. Calabria, Director

Federal Housing Finance Agency

HUD and NAHB’s Innovative Housing Showcase

National Mall – Washington, DC 

 

“Building a Mortgage Finance System that Supports Innovation In Housing”

 

Good morning! Thank you, Maren [Kasper], for that kind introduction.  

It is an honor to be here at what I hope will be the first of many Innovative Housing Showcases. Let me thank the teams at HUD and the National Association of Homebuilders for putting together this inaugural event. 

I have had the honor of working at both HUD and NAHB over the course of my career.  Being here is like being with family.  I cannot think of two better partners to come together to promote housing innovation and to tackle the challenge of housing affordability.

So, let me thank Secretary Ben Carson and the Homebuilders’ CEO Jerry Howard for their leadership. 

Let me also congratulate the exhibitors of this showcase and thank all of you for being here. It is not every day that I can find a group of people large enough to fit on the National Mall who like talking about home building and home financing – especially on a warm summer morning.

This event brings together two things that Americans have always been good at – building and innovating – both of which depend on a strong and resilient housing finance system. And that is what I am focused on.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. And as Director, one of my top priorities is to make sure our housing finance system is strong enough to keep lending through the cycle, not just when the economy is booming like it is right now. 

I also know how hard it is for you to make long-run investments in building and innovating when house prices ebb and flow with the housing cycle. 

And part of my job is to try to make sure that lenders of all sizes have enough capital to keep functioning during a downturn when it is needed most – especially the community banks that are the lifeblood of construction financing. 

To do that, I will be working to bring the same level of innovation on display here today to the financing side of the housing industry.  

Housing is a basic necessity for all of us. But it also has a major impact on every aspect of our lives. 

Where we live and make our homes determines the people we know and interact with every day – our neighbors and friends. It affects our health, our education, and our careers. 

And for many families, homeownership is the cornerstone of building wealth and pursuing the American Dream. 

I believe homeownership is one of the fundamental planks of a free society. 

Having a place to call home and to invest in making our own has always been a driving force of what makes America great.

And that’s why it is so important for all of us to work together to tackle our housing system’s affordability challenges for builders, for buyers, and for renters.

You can see the affordability problem in the history of two key housing indicators: Housing prices and housing starts. 

Typically, the number of new homes that are built at any given point in history tracks closely with changes in housing prices. As house price appreciation picks up, the number of housing starts increases too. 

And then as housing prices fall, the pace of building new homes slows down. 

But in recent years, we’ve seen this relationship start to break down. Housing prices have risen steadily, but the number of housing starts has not kept up.  

Since 2012, across the country, we have seen average housing prices appreciate nearly 6 percent per year. Despite this pressure, housing starts for single-family homes are currently stuck nearly 15 percent below historical averages.

And the average house in America today is 35 years old, the highest it has been in nearly a century.

So, that’s the affordability problem in a nutshell: Housing prices keep rising, but the supply of housing isn’t keeping up. 

For too many Americans, wages aren’t keeping up either. And even though the economy has been booming the past two years, the cost of housing is still increasing faster than most people’s paychecks. 

This means that the lowest-paid workers can’t find affordable rental options. And it means many middle-class Americans are locked out of homeownership. 

We see this especially in workforce housing for nurses, teachers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and all those who earn too much to qualify for government housing assistance but not enough to live in the communities where they work.

Part of the solution is simply to build more housing of all kinds. We need more single-family homes and more multi-family properties. And I know everyone here can support that. 

To build more houses, we need more builders.  

In the past 2 years, we’ve seen roughly 600,000 new construction jobs across the country. That’s definitely a good start to tackling the labor shortage that the industry has faced recently. But more work remains.

NAHB is invested in growing the homebuilding workforce of the future through your Home Builders Institute and your support of Job Corps. And we’re seeing new efforts in the Administration to expand job-training and apprenticeship programs.  

These are all welcome changes.  

America needs more bricklayers, carpenters, painters, iron workers, plumbers, and roofers – not just to build our houses, but to build our future. 

These are high-paying jobs. And they are highly rewarding jobs. 

In the building trades, hardworking Americans find the dignity of work and the satisfaction of making what a family will someday call home. 

We need to lift up these careers. And we need to make sure the next generation sees them as viable and rewarding opportunities to earn a good living and help others pursue the American Dream.

But it’s not just about labor. 

One of the biggest factors driving prices up and dragging supply down is the accumulation of burdensome government mandates and fees, zoning and land-use restrictions, environmental regulations, building codes, and permitting requirements. 

This is a problem that homebuilders deal with every single day. And NAHB has studied it extensively over the years.  

In fact, they estimate that the many layers of government red tape account for nearly a quarter of the price of a new single-family home and nearly one-third of the development and building costs of new multi-family properties.

And those are just the homes that actually get built. In many cases, steep regulatory costs prevent the construction of new housing in the first place. 

This is a national problem with local roots.

The most burdensome regulations come from local governments. And typically, it is the wealthiest communities that hike up the regulatory costs of homebuilding the highest. 

States like California are a case study of this problem. Almost half the country’s homeless population with no shelter whatsoever live in California. And many cities are making it even worse.

We saw this recently in Berkeley, where officials made it illegal for people to live in their R.V.s and campers, even though the city’s homeless population has risen by more than 40 percent over the past two years.

Tackling our affordable housing shortage requires organizing nationally and acting locally.

That’s exactly what NAHB does so well. And I encourage you to keep up your efforts across the country to reform local regulations so that our housing system meets the needs and financial situation of all Americans.

We have seen the power of de-regulation at the national level the past two years in everything from energy to health care to infrastructure. Now, we need to apply those lessons to the homebuilding industry in localities across the country. 

But as Americans, we have never really liked waiting on government to solve problems – especially when the problems are caused by the government in the first place. 

We have always been a nation of industrial pioneers, innovators, and problem-solvers – and that’s exactly what we are seeing in the housing sector right now. 

Across the country, and right here at this event, we are seeing the power of innovation to tackle our shortage of affordable housing.

The cutting-edge technologies and housing prototypes on display all around us are revolutionizing the homebuilding industry. 

The new materials, equipment, designs, and construction systems represented here will make it easier to build high-quality and high-density homes quickly and efficiently, while minimizing the environmental impact. 

They will make housing more resilient during natural disasters. And they will demonstrate the power of innovation to solve problems and make housing in America more affordable. 

To support that innovation on the building side of our housing industry, we need innovation on the financing side as well.  

For instance, it is often difficult in today’s mortgage market to find financing for smaller, less expensive homes.  Of course, such is all too often the result of fixed compliance costs that make small mortgage lending prohibitive.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks exist to help make housing accessible.  They do so by supporting lenders of all sizes.

But this does not mean our work is done. 

To truly meet the needs of people in underserved areas, we need to open up our mortgage finance system to more competition – because competition drives innovation. 

One way to do this is for Congress to authorize FHFA to issue more GSE charters so more players can enter the industry and compete with one another. 

There is already evidence that this kind of reform would succeed if enacted. Today’s reemergent private mortgage insurance industry shows a strong appetite and capacity for private capital to bear mortgage credit risk. 

And as more competitors enter the mortgage market, as a regulator, my job is to create a level playing field and subject everyone to the same set of rules. 

Fannie and Freddie should be successful because they have the best management, the best execution, the best business practices – not because they have the rules and regulations stacked in their favor. 

To be fair to everyone else in the emerging marketplace, no one is going to get any special favors. 

So, I will be taking administrative action where I can. And I will be consulting with Congress, the Administration, and other regulators wherever necessary. 

It is going to take all of us working together to build a mortgage finance system that is strong and resilient enough to continue lending through an economic downturn. 

And now is the time to act.

To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy, the time to repair the roof is not in the middle of a downpour, but when the sun is shining. 

And right now, the sun is shining on our economy and our housing market. 

We know economic booms will eventually be followed by busts, just as housing prices go up and they go down. 

And it is during these boom moments that we must prepare for the inevitable downturn.

That will be my focus during my 5 years as FHFA Director.  I look forward to working with all of you to build a stronger, more secure housing market for all Americans.

Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. ​

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D-Day, June 6, 1944 – 75th Anniversary Solemn Commemoration, Videos – Greatest Generation

June 6th, 2019 Comments off

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Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II. It helped lead to the defeat of Nazi forces in Europe. More than 150,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on the shores of northern France on June 6, 1944. About 2,500 of the 73,000 U.S. soldiers who fought in the battle died. As a 23-year-old army medic, Ray Lambert saved countless lives in Normandy, despite being wounded. Now 98, he recently co-wrote a book called “Every Man A Hero.” Jan Crawford reports,” said CBS News in an interview with the D-Day veteran.

 

The video mixes historic film footage with the interview, modern and period scenes.  It’s moving.

 

 

The correspondent couldn’t help but cry at one point, which happened on this end watching the veteran’s moving story. 

 

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Leaders from around the world are starting two days of observances to remember the 75th anniversary of D-Day. President Trump and Queen Elizabeth are part of this morning’s ceremony in Portsmouth, England, one of the main departure points for the WWII invasion of German-occupied France. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is also there, along with representatives from all 16 allied nations that took part in D-Day. Anthony Mason reports from Normandy,” said CBS News about the introduction to their video, below.

 

 

For the vast majority of us who have never experienced combat, it’s instructive to grasp how brave these men where.  No wonder they are known as “the greatest generation.”

Imagine, in 1940 or 1941, the Germans and the Japanese may have appeared almost unbeatable.

But by VE Day on Wednesday, May 8, 1945 the war in Europe was over.

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By Monday, September 2, 1945, the war in the Pacific was over.

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Without the willingness to fight, the Nazis, Japanese, and Soviets may well have conquered much of the world.  The clarity of World War II was that there are some battles that simply can’t be avoided. 

Other struggles are more obscure, but are just as real.  The greatest generation reminds us that the willingness to do what is right can make the difference.

 

WWII veterans and world leaders gather in Normandy for D-Day anniversary

Sky’s Sarah Jane-Mee explains the significance of the D-Day landings, as the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary.

 

 

For those who are still living, we salute you.  For those who died that day, we’re in your debt, and that of your fellow veterans.

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Borders, Tariffs, and Looming Antitrust – plus Manufactured Home Market Updates

June 5th, 2019 Comments off

CNNmone6.5.2019ManufacturedHomeStocksMarketsReportsMHProNewsFrom President Donald J. Trump’s vantage point, as he has said before, he’s “playing with the bank’s money.” The market and the economy are miles ahead of where they were 2½ years ago. It appears that part of his strategy is to get as much as he can get done to keep advancing his promised campaign agenda to get the structural fixes long needed by the economy.  The flip side is that his political enemies are using what to them is ammunition for fueling their seemingly incessant attacks. Several items are coming into sharper focus this week, including the border battle, the Trump Administration’s love for the tool of tariffs, and the long-awaited start of antitrust moves, which initially are focused on big tech.  On a day when the markets rose, these will be our highlight for this evening.

 

If you’re new, already hooked on our new spotlight feature – or are ready to get the MH professional fever – our headline report is found further belowafter the newsmaker bullets and major indexes closing tickers.

 

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Part of this unique evening feature provides headlines – from both sides of the left-right media divide – which saves busy readers time, while underscoring topics that may be moving investors, which in turn move the markets.

Readers say this is also a useful quick-review tool that saves researchers time in getting a handle of the manufactured housing industry, through the lens of publicly-traded stocks connected with the manufactured home industry.

This is an exclusive evening or nightly example of MH “Industry News, Tips and Views, Pros Can Use.” © It is fascinating to see just how similar, and different, these two lists of headlines can be.

Want to know more about the left-right media divide from third party research?  ICYMI – for those not familiar with the “Full Measure,” ‘left-center-right’ media chart, please click here.

 

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Select bullets from CNN Money…

  • US jobs on the line
  • A new report finds tariffs on Mexico could cost 400,000 American jobs
  • LIVE UPDATES Dow posts third day of gains
  • Tech’s antitrust problem has been out in the open for years
  • Alphabet is betting big on moonshots but so are startups
  • Michelin and GM are working on a puncture-proof tire
  • China slaps Ford’s joint venture with fine
  • Amazon’s new futuristic drone will soon deliver packages
  • Carnival Cruise Lines paid $40 million for polluting and trying to cover it up. Now it has to cough up another $20 million for violating its probation
  • Fitness startup Peloton files to go public
  • GM won’t be getting tariff relief for its Buick SUVs made in China
  • Indian startup Zomato gives employees 26 weeks paid parental leave and $1,000 per child
  • Walmart is getting rid of its blue vests. Here’s what the new ones look like
  • Seven years after Sandy Hook, YouTube will ban videos denying it happened
  • Hasbro and Mattel are making toys matter again
  • The real reason you aren’t getting promoted at work
  • How long should you stay at a job if you aren’t being promoted?
  • Minority employees are often asked to work ‘double duty’
  • How to handle a slacker at work
  • What happens when women mentor men
  • The video game sales slump is killing GameStop
  • Topshop is closing all US stores
  • Dressbarn is going out of business
  • Planet Fitness is moving into Toys ‘R’ Us and Sears stores
  • American retailers already announced 6,000 store closures this year. That’s more than all of last year

Select Bullets from Fox Business

  • GM CEO Mary Barra: Mexico tariff impact is ‘really hard to tell’
  • Private sector adds just 27,000 jobs in May, missing Wall Street’s expectations
  • Dow jumps 207 points as rate cut fever gains momentum
  • Top 2020 Democrats offering health care to campaign staffers
  • MLB legend Pete Rose: I’m totally over the Hall of Fame
  • Trump tells Mexico to ‘step up’ after top trade advisor casts doubt on new tariffs
  • Walmart CEO may fire up federal minimum wage debate
  • Nucor once thwarted a Chinese attempt to steal its technology
  • Kawhi Leonard, other Toronto Raptors stars’ tax bills among worst in the NBA
  • Bill Gates, Warren Buffett’s Dairy Queen shift draws laughs from customers
  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos buys 3 New York City condos for $80M: report
  • Amazon says Prime Air will begin delivering packages via drones ‘within months’
  • Under fire from opponents, FCC poised to advance robocall proposal
  • Medical marijuana pioneer: One ‘crazy’ money-making pot stock you need to own
  • LabCorp says 7.7 million customers may have been affected by data breach
  • UK trade chief: Brexit delaying a very big deal with US
  • What investors need to know about SEC’s new broker standards
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s pocket watch could snatch 6-figure sum at auction
  • At Amazon event, Robert Downey Jr. reveals plan to use ‘robotics’ and other tech to clean up earth
  • Kate Spade foundation accomplishes $1M pledge toward mental wellness organizations
  • Fitness company Peloton confidentially files to go public
  • Wells Fargo pledges $1B for affordable housing
  • Good vs. terrible bosses: What to know
  • Urgent solution to retirement planning challenges
  • The costly retirement planning mistake most American workers are making right now
  • Social Security benefits: 5 ways to increase your retirement checks

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Congressman Doug Collins, R-GA, on the antitrust probe of tech companies and the battle over border security, is featured in an interview earlier today by Maria Bartiromo of right-of-center Fox Business.

 

 

Investors who ‘move’ have faced a daunting set of challenges in the last year or so.  Political events have often overshadowed economic realities.

In recent days, the following issues have boiled to the surface in more urgent ways:

·        The revelation that antitrust probes are targeting big tech companies

·        The border crisis has sparked a threat by the 45th president of tariffs on Mexico, if they don’t control the flow of migrants across their country coming to cross the U.S.-Mexican border illegally.

·        Right or wrong, the Federal Reserve has been under fire for their handling of rate hikes and the unwinding of their Obama era QE buys to prop up the markets.

·        The Chinese trade and tariff tussle is to a serious degree also motivated by their communist government’s calculus about U.S. domestic politics.

The mantra that investor crave certainty is as true now as before, but D.C. politics is arguably deliberately targeting the tax and regulatory policy changes in 2017, with the aim of cooling an economy that otherwise will propel the 45th president to reelection.

As this is going to press, Mexican and U.S. talks are underway.  Mexico’s border with their neighboring Central American countries is less than 10 percent that of the U.S. Mexico border.  Resolving that issue could be a useful step in addressing a growing backlog of international and domestic challenges in a highly partisan Washington.  More will be known in the hours and days ahead.

The final point ought to be manufactured home specific.  HUD Secretary Ben Carson is arguably doing more about promoting manufactured homes as an important part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis as the nation has seen in a good two decades.  But there are evidence-based reasons to believe that he’s not getting all the facts about two words that if understood and enforced by HUD could make the difference. Those two words?  Enhanced preemption.

In this raucous market and investment environment, what ought to be a continual bright spot is manufactured housing.  Learn more why it is underperforming at the report linked below.

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Pushing Back Against NIMBYism, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase, Schedule

June 5th, 2019 Comments off

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The very best way, obviously, is to address the ideological factors that are causing [prices] to rise so much,” Carson said, per the News and Observer about how to create more affordable housing. “These density and height restrictions and parking restrictions, they add to a new, single-family construction about 25% [in price] and to multifamily 32% on average. That’s a massive increase in pricing, which leaves a lot of people very distressed.”

 

Secretary Carson’s office noted in a press release that the country is far behind schedule in building new housing units.

The U.S. needs about 1.3 million new homes and 325,000 new apartments per year to keep up with population growth. But in 2018, only some 900,000 homes were started and on average only 244,000 apartments are built per year, HUD said, citing data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Apartment Association (NAA).

We are working with the various local jurisdictions to remove a lot of the [regulatory] barriers,” Carson said. “That is the thing that the builders are waiting for.”

Which from the manufactured home industry perspective begs the question, has the Manufactured Housing Institute and/or the HUD staff informed Secretary Carson about the “enhanced preemption” provisions regarding manufactured homes? That’s the subject of a deeper dive, linked below.

 

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Part of what’s noteworthy in the above is Carson’s choice of the words, “ideological factors…” – an online dictionary, per Google, said: ideological” is an adjective that means: “based on or relating to a system of ideas and ideals, especially concerning economic or political theory and policy.”

Below is the schedule that HUD set for the Innovative Housing Showcase, per the HUD website. 

 

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IHS Location:

National Mall (between 4th and 7th Streets)
Washington, DC
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IHS Operating Hours:

Weekend Hours: 10am – 6pm
Weekday Hours: 9am – 6pm

IHS Schedule:
(Last updated 6/5/2019 – Dates and times are subject to change.)

 

Saturday, June 1 – General Public Day

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibitor Homes and Booths Open to Public

 

 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

 

Welcome

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson

 

10:30 AM – 11:15 PM

 

Panel: Beyond the Prototypes – Meet the Exhibitors Part 1

 

Moderator: Denise Dersin (Professional Builder Magazine)

Panelists: Boxabl,

Ducky Johnson,

MinMax Spaces,

PRESCIENT,

Skyline Champion

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Tunneling Presentation

 

 

Description: IHS brings together a collection of innovative companies to display new building technologies and housing solutions that are addressing affordability and resiliency. Meet our exhibitors and learn more about the housing prototypes and materials they are displaying on the National Mall. Exhibitors for this presentation will include Boxabl, Ducky Johnson, MinMax Spaces, PRESCIENT, and Skyline Champion.

 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

 

On-Stage Interview with Zack Gillin, Tiny House Nation

 

Interviewer: Denise Dersin, Professional Builder Magazine

 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Panel: Many Problems, Mini Solutions

 

Moderator: Zack Giffin, Tiny House Nation

Panelists: Elizabeth Singleton (Build us HOPE),

Andrew Bennett (Core Housing Solutions), and

Alexis Stephens (Tiny House Expedition)

 

Description: Tiny homes: they’re all the rage right now, but what really goes into the building process, and how can this trend be used to reach its full potential? Experts in tiny-home building will discuss the process of producing these structures, and how tiny homes can be an innovative solution to a wide range of housing needs. Exhibitors for this presentation will include Build us HOPE, Core Housing Solutions, and Tiny House Expedition.

 

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Panel: Beyond the Prototypes – Meet the Exhibitors Part 2

 

Moderator: NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde

Panelists: indieDwell,

NUCA,

Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

Piedmont Green,

CAVCO

 

Description: IHS brings together a collection of innovative companies to display new building technologies and housing solutions that are addressing affordability and resiliency. Meet our exhibitors and learn more about the housing prototypes and materials they are displaying on the National Mall. Exhibitors for this presentation will include indieDwell, NUCA, Oakridge Lab, Piedmont Green, and CAVCO.

 

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Closing Remarks

 

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde

 

Sunday, June 2 – State and Local Government Day

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibitor Homes and Booths Open to Public

 

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Panel: The Ins and Outs of Innovation

 

Moderator: Lorraine Woellert (POLITICO)

Panelists: Mike Luzier (Home Innovation Research Lab),

Jeff Rumer (National Utility Contractors Association)

 

Description: Two leaders in innovative building technologies and processes, the Home Innovation Research Lab (HIRL) and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), bring their leadership to discuss the future of home building. Michael Luzier of HIRL and Jeff Rumer of NUCA – two groups that are the frontline of innovation – will discuss building material testing and trenchless technology.

 

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Panel: Local Solutions to Housing Challenges

 

Moderator: Laura Kusisto (Wall Street Journal)

Panelists: Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden (Olmsted County, Minnesota),

Daria Daniel (National Association of Counties),

William Doerner (Prince George County, MD Planning Board and Economist at FHFA)

 

Description: States and local governments are taking action to boost housing in their communities. From affordability to availability, production to preservation, this panel will discuss the increasing level of activity happening in housing at the state and local level, as well as the regulatory barriers that impede the construction of affordable housing.

 

 

Monday, June 3 – Federal Government Day

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibitor Homes and Booths Open to Public

 

 

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

 

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson

 

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Opening Remarks

 

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

 

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Remarks

 

FHFA Director Mark Calabria

 

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

 

Remarks

 

FEMA Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor

 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

 

Panel: Innovations in Disaster Recovery and Mitigation

 

Moderator: Stephen Jordan, (Institute for Sustainable Development)

Panelists: Mike Hernandez (Fannie Mae),

Janet Golrick (HUD),

Roderick Scott (Ducky Johnson House Lifting).

 

Description: Featuring federal leaders in disaster recovery and housing, a Showcase exhibitor specializing in pre-disaster housing mitigation, and the Institute for Sustainable Development, this panel will discuss post-disaster housing issues, the value of mitigation, and why continuous improvement in housing innovation is vital for the nation’s risk management agenda. Participants include Mike Hernandez (Fannie Mae), Janet Golrick (HUD), Roderick Scott (Ducky Johnson House Lifting).

 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Remarks

 

HUD Acting Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery

 

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

 

Remarks

 

Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes

 

Tuesday, June 4 – Capitol Hill Day

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibitor Homes and Booths Open to Public

 

 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

 

Opening Remarks

 

NAHB Vice Chairman Dean Mon

 

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

 

Panel: Fostering Innovative Technology

 

Moderator: Christopher Bourne (HUD Office of Innovation)

Panelists: Carlos Martin (Urban Institute),

Andrew McCoy (Virginia Tech),

Michael Luzier (Home Innovation Research Lab),

Dr. Theresa Weston (DuPont)

 

Description: The Fostering Innovative Technology panel announces the publication of HUD’s Office of Innovation report, “Building Even Better Homes: Strategies for Promoting Innovation in Home Building.” The panel will discuss the current state of innovation within the home building industry and ways in which government, academia and industry can work together to enable more innovation in housing.

 

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

 

On-Stage Interview

 

Moderator: Katy O’Donnell (POLITICO)

Participants: Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)

 

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Panel: The Impact of Housing Policies

 

Moderator: Katy O’Donnell (POLITICO)

Panelists: Caitlin Walter (National Multifamily Housing Council),

Todd Richardson (HUD Office of Policy Development and Research),

Robert Dietz (NAHB’s Chief Economist)

 

Description: Panelists from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, National Association of Home Builders, and the National Multifamily Housing Council will discuss how housing policies impact affordability across different markets. The panelists will also discuss new research that is critical to informing housing policy and influential in the field. Panel moderated by Katy O’Donnell of POLITICO.

 

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

 

Closing Remarks

Wednesday, June 5 – Industry Day

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Exhibitor Homes and Booths Open to Public

 

 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

 

Opening Remarks

 

HUD Acting Dep. Secretary Brian Montgomery

 

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

 

Fireside Chat

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson,

Ankur Jain, Founder and CEO of Kairos

Moderator: Avik Roy, Policy Editor, Forbes; President & Co-Founder, The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Panel: Holistic Housing for Veterans

 

Moderator: Kayla Williams (Center for a New American Security)

Panelists: John Boerstler (NextOp),

Dr. Keith Harris (Veterans Health Administration),

Taryn Patterson (Leading Age Maryland),

Dylan Tête (Bastion)

 

Description: Supportive housing programs that are person-centered and trauma-informed incorporate a holistic approach to the provision of services that promote the dignity, strength, and empowerment of trauma survivors. By incorporating neighbor-to-neighbor social capital exchange and knowledge about the role of trauma in individuals’ lives into programs, policies, and procedures, supportive housing can facilitate transformative gains that lead to increased social connectedness, economic empowerment, and housing stability. Through this case study of an innovative and award-winning veteran housing development in New Orleans, participants will hear examples of how Bastion Community of Resilience is using this approach to reintegrate military veterans who have experienced trauma.

 

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

 

Remarks

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Panel: Keeping Up With the Codes

 

Moderator: Sara Yerkes (International Code Council)

Panelists: Ken Bland (American Wood Council)

David Pereg (International Codes Council Evaluation Service)

Neil Burning (International Codes Council)

 

Description: Construction codes are good and necessary – but not everything is in the codes, especially innovative technologies and techniques. As leaders in the field of innovation, panelists from the American Wood Council and Home Innovation Research Lab talk about the processes to getting their products included in the codes.

 

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Panel: Real Estate Realities – The Next 10 Years

 

Moderator: Diana Olick, CNBC

Dr. Robert Dietz (NAHB Chief Economist),

Mark Richardson (Professional Remodeler),

Terry Horton (D.R. Horton and Horton World Solutions)

 

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Closing Remarks

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard

 

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White Flag? Tariffs, Manufactured Housing Institute Fly-In, Antitrust Exemptions Topics by Politico in Washington, D.C.

June 5th, 2019 Comments off

 

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Politico is a left-of-center media outlet that is part of the News Media Alliance. That’s a trade group of some 2000 publications, of which this trade media is not a member of, that is pressing for legislation to exempt them from antitrust laws for a four-year period.  The goal is to allow them to negotiate with Google and Facebook in order to survive in the news industry, without themselves being charged with an antitrust violation. “We are at a critical time for the news publishing industry. Present trends simply cannot continue. We need to take action to give publishers the right to stand up for themselves and fight for a sustainable digital future for journalism,” says the News Media Alliance.

 

That is part of a ‘newsletter’ that paired or included reports on China, trade, tariffs, and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) fly-in and more. There was no mention of the Innovation in Housing event that has its final day in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall today.

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Affordable Housing, Obscuring the Truth, Innovations in Housing, and Manufactured Homes

 

 

MHI’s Fly-In

Per Politico, “FLYING IN: The Manufactured Housing Institute is on the Hill today for the second day of a two-day fly-in. They’ll meet with Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind,), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Reps. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), John Rose (R-Tenn.), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), David Scott (D-Ga.) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.).”

Ponder that the list above.  It had to be provided to one or more reporters.  Who is more likely to have provided that list than someone at MHI?  So why didn’t they also plug the display of manufactured homes on the National Mall?

That list of legislators includes several familiar names from the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act days. After years of effort and millions spent, that Preserving Access bill failed, in what’s been termed in hindsight as a rope-a-dope ploy. What part passed into law via S 2155 could have been achieved without legislation years earlier. See those links for more details, because even though these are well documented and evidenced insights, others in the manufactured home industry’s trade media routinely avoid such topics.

Trade, tariffs, and antitrust were dominating themes in Politico’s D.C. focused newsletter. They noted that Google and Facebook are spending millions in the nation’s capital, preparing for the antitrust, Congressional and other looming battles. It will be recalled that MHProNews spotlighted the revealing Kevin Clayton take on the matter, linked below. If Clayton is arguing to stop tariffs, that’s a possible signal to tea leaves readers to consider the opposite view.

 

Tariffs “…Will Effect Demand,” says Kevin Clayton, Answers CNBC’s Monopoly Question – Video – plus Manufactured Housing Market Updates

 

White flag?

 

Andy Gedo, Partner at ManageAmerica, Raises Clayton Homes Monopolistic Practices Debate; Manufactured Housing Institute Related Issues

Never.

But a new piece of bipartisan legislation that was highlighted is a bill to fight Google and Facebook by exempting publishers from antitrust in negotiations with the digital duopoly giants. Think about that for a moment. Why not just break up Google and Facebook, and save the digital marketplace that way? Isn’t it akin to waving a white flag, to beg Congress to do what antitrust laws should be protecting digital publishers or others in business from already?

According to Roll Call on 6.4.2019, “The News Media Alliance reported spending about $385,000 on federal lobbying during the first three months of this year, while Google and Facebook both disclosed shelling out nearly $3.4 million in the same period. In all of last year, the alliance spent $1.8 million on federal lobbying, according to congressional lobbying disclosures. Google reported $21.2 million for 2018, while Facebook dished out $12.6 million.

In the convoluted world of Washington, D.C. following the money doesn’t automatically lead one to instantly discerning the underlying logic. Google and Facebook are individually outspending the combined lobbying efforts of the News Media Alliance. Allow monopolistic players to become too big, and of course they will use that power.  Or as NY Stern’s Scott Galloway phrased it last year in speak about 4 of the tech giants:

 

 

Without denigrating the aim of the News Media Alliance backed bill, perhaps the simplest and fastest answer are the ones reported here and here Monday. Investigate and break up the corporate giants, but extend it formally to Berkshire Hathaway, Microsoft and all of the FAANGs. #DeFaangBM.

 

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These are not liberals vs. conservatives, or ‘left vs. right’ issues.  Rather, they are about what is wrong or right, and that should be non-partisan. This pattern impacts manufactured housing professionals and investors, wittingly or not, day by day.

 

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Big Tech, Big Brother, 1984, Manufactured Home Professionals, and You

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Prager U” has a formula that works.  They create videos that are typically under 6 minutes long, have a narrator that some will know, and that woman or man will provide a relatively balanced view of a topic for consideration.  This video, posted on 6.3.2019, had 427,548 views in under 48 hours.  If only manufactured housing could say the same about a pro-industry video.

 

The thrust of the Prager U concept is educational. They take a controversial issue and strive to shed light on it. Prager U is branded, but in a mild way that keeps millions coming back to see their next video.  Yes, they are generally conservative, but do so citing the views of other political or moral perspective.

In fact, that’s the point.  They look at what the opposition says, and then they do a fact-check and analysis. 

Sound familiar?  It’s Prager’s video version of what significant parts of MHProNews content has been in recent years.  In fairness, this has been done for years by media, but has grown more popular on both the left and the right.  So one takeaway is that the Prager approach is a proven one. Manufactured housing industry leaders should sit up and take notice.  

On this specific video, “Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, explains how and why Big Tech is making Orwell’s 1984 a 21st century reality.” 

Their YouTube page says, “George Orwell’s fictionalized world where Big Brother reigns supreme is no longer a figment of the imagination, but a prophetic vision of present-day threats.”  It would be hard to name many businesses today that operate in our factory-built home industry that don’t use one or more of the services that are spotlighted by this video.  

What this video doesn’t do is call for boycotts or even an antitrust breakup. MHProNews has argued for antitrust action, and word earlier this week that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are gearing up antitrust investigations sent the FAANG stocks down.

 

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The earlier report MHProNews did on the Creepy Line took an in depth look in text and videos into the ways that big tech is purportedly manipulating data that harms companies and can tip elections.

 

“The Creepy Line” Video DocuDrama, Manufactured Housing – The Problem, Solution, and You

 

While Bozell doesn’t call for a breakup, he does make it clear that the situation is serious.  It is.  Monopolization isn’t just a manufactured housing industry problem; it is a broader economic threat that impacts a score of industries. This video is one of about 100 that as of this post being drafted YouTube has ‘restricted.’  What is there about this video that is anything other than a simple exercise of free speech?

 

 

Among the 2020 issues we expect to be significant is consolidation, monopolization, and antitrust. It’s a topic most of our colleagues in manufactured home trade publishing simply won’t go near, perhaps out of fear for what the industry’s Big Brothers in Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis might do.

As the powers that be in manufactured housing are viewed by numbers as a cause – rather than a solution – for the industry’s underperformance, the FAANG threat to economic, political, and free speech freedom should be seen as part of the bigger picture that arguably should include Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft, perhaps others too.  While the Omaha-Knoxville-Arlington axis bears responsibility for the widely misunderstood manufactured home industry, don’t overlook the supporting role played by these tech giants.

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Tent Cities, Homelessness, Crime, Disease, Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Homes

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As part of his Innovation in Housing event is taking place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that it is accurate to say that there is an affordable housing crisis.

 

He’s joined in that assessment by politicos and public officials across the left-right aisle say the same thing. The mainstream media, as the two reports from either side of the media divide reflects, includes several issues. But a common point is the lack of affordable housing.

CBS LA.

 

 

Fox News.

 

 

On the Masthead today, MHProNews looks at Secretary Carson’s innovative housing promotion, which includes a spotlight on HUD regulated manufactured homes. It includes particular attention to the issue of enhanced preemption.

 

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Since MHLivingNews posted the report on Seattle is Dying, that video has climbed to over 3.8 million views.  Rephrased, this issue of homelessness and affordable housing is an issue that has drawn and held national attention. Nevertheless, the most proven affordable kind of permeant housing known in the USA – HUD Code manufactured homes – are now in their 8th month of year-over-year declines.

 

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Affordable housing is likely to be a 2020 topic. Manufactured homes, if unleashed through a prudent application of existing laws, could fuel the creation of hundreds of thousands of more jobs, numbers of which could be in opportunity zones that Secretary Carson is also leading the charge for the Trump Administration. As an in depth analysis reflects, how this issue is handled, or not could decide who sits in the White House after the 2020 race is over.

 

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